August 3, 2016
Guy Harvey diving for lionfish. Harvey’s Fort Lauderdale-based Outpost Resorts is launching a seven-day diving excursion in Cuba. Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts

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Guy Harvey Launching Underwater Expedition in Cuba

By Chabeli Herrera | Miami Herald The expedition to discover Cuba is going underwater. Marine wildlife artist and conversationalist Guy Harvey’s Fort Lauderdale-based Outpost Resorts is launching a weeklong diving trip to the Caribbean island in September — lionfish derby included. Read more…
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July 25, 2016

Melt the Butter; Spiny Lobster Seasons Start Soon

The 2016 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational sport season July 27 and 28, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31. Planning on catching some of these tasty crustaceans? Here is what you need to know before you go. No one […]
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July 19, 2016
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Sarasota Lionfish Derby kicks off 2016 REEF Summer Derby Series with a Splash!

News Release By Emily Stokes | REEF Lionfish Program Assistant On July 8-10, 19 lionfish hunters set out to compete in Reef Environmental Education Foundation’s (REEF) Sarasota Lionfish Derby. Vying for more than $3,500 in cash prizes, the 19 participants harvested 429 lionfish from Gulf of Mexico waters ranging from Collier to […]
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July 6, 2016
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The 2016 Flounder Bowl is in the books

By Ken Neill The 2016 Flounder Bowl is in the books. This annual event is hosted by the Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman’s Association, held at Dare Marina and Yacht Sales, and is only made possible by great sponsor support. Cool, northeast winds made it very pleasant on land for […]
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July 5, 2016
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Audubon’s Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) Partners with the Mississippi Commercial Fishermen Union (MSCFU) to Promote Sustainable Fisheries

Contact: Katie Smith Office 504-378-2693 Cell 504-278-0542 ksmith@auduboninstitute.org (New Orleans, La.) – Audubon Nature Institute’s sustainable seafood program, Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Mississippi Commercial Fishermen Union (MSCFU) to increase awareness of sustainable fishing practices that will ultimately result in­ a more robust fishery and […]
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July 1, 2016
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Senators Nelson and Rubio Stand Up for Anglers and Boaters

Newly introduced marine fisheries legislation approved by the Senate Commerce Committee By Mary Jane Williamson | American SportFishing Association Washington, D.C. (June 29, 2016) – The recreational fishing and boating community strongly supported action today by the Senate Commerce Committee to pass the recently introduced S. 3099, The Access for Sportfishing Act […]
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July 1, 2016
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Western Africa’s Missing Fish: The Impacts of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and Under-Reporting Catches by Foreign Fleets

By Blair FitzGibbon | MeltWater Press A crack down on illegal fishing by foreign commercial fleets operating in western Africa and investment in the region’s maritime industry could lead to major benefits, including more than 300,000 new jobs, according to a new report from the Overseas Development Institute and porCausa, the […]
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June 24, 2016
Director Jessica McCawley with the FWC's Division of Marine Fisheries Management shows the number of fishing licenses and snook stamps sold from fiscal year 2004-2005 to fiscal year 2014-2015.

Snook Stock is on the Rise, Aligns with FWC Goals

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) took immediate action to help the snook population rebound after a prolonged cold spell in January 2010. The cold snap, which led the FWC to close the fisheries, had a much greater effect on the snook population on the Gulf Coast than […]
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June 24, 2016
UWF graduate student Cody Nash takes a catfish fin sample which will be put in vials of nontoxic preservative and taken to the lab for genetic testing.

UWF Professor, Students Monitoring Shark Nursery Habitats

By Richard Conn Pensacola – A crew of University of West Florida graduate students cast and set a gill net off a fishing boat in Pensacola Bay, hoping to catch a shark. “We put it out there, and then we let it sit in the water for about 30 minutes, just to […]
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June 20, 2016
Evan Wheeler boated this huge speckled trout estimated at 8-plus pounds while fishing with Tim String in Mobile Bay.

Mobile Bay Trout Fishing Makes Big Turnaround

By DAVID RAINER Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Tim String is a happy camper again. The speckled trout fishing in Mobile Bay and nearby estuaries has been excellent this spring and early summer, which means String’s boat is full of happy campers as well. “From last year to […]
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June 16, 2016
The photo attached is from last year’s “Blazing Marlin” Bonfire Series event in the Bahamas, an example what Saturday evening’s (June 18) inaugural “Blazing Mako” will entail and seen for miles into the Atlantic Ocean. The celebratory Father’s Day weekend festival event, to raise scholarship money for marine science programs at Nova Southeastern University, is being held along the beachfront of the historic Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost in Islamorada, MM 82.1 Oceanside.

Great Conditions Expected for Blazing Mako Tournament & Festival, Father’s Day Weekend

Fishing action and more on tap for June 17-19 premier Keys event ISLAMORADA in the Fla. Keys – Offshore and back-country guides agree, the fishing on both sides of Islamorada could be an optimum experience for the up to 30 teams of fishermen in the inaugural Blazing Mako Bonfire Series Tournament & Festival, June […]
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June 14, 2016
A boat from the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division heads out with a load of bamboo structures that were deployed on Logan Martin Lake last year as fish attractors.

Alabama Project Deploys Structures to Improve Fishing

By David Rainer Most freshwater anglers know if you’re not getting hung up occasionally, you’re not fishing in the right spot. Species like bass and crappie are most often found around structure of some sort. That is the reason the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division created the Habitat […]
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May 31, 2016
PHOTOS: Jack Tibbs, a lifelong bass fisherman and Mayor of the City of Eufaula, enjoys the lake's return to prominence among the nation's top bass lakes. Tibbs says Eufaula has something to offer for every style of bass fishing from shallow vegetation to deep-water ledge fishing.

Lake Eufaula Rebounds to Former Glory

By David Rainer Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Any angler who fished Lake Eufaula during a down cycle in late 2010 and early 2011 will be glad to know the 46,000-acre impoundment on the Chattahoochee River in southeast Alabama has rebounded to its former glory. During that down […]
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May 31, 2016
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Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic Coming up on St. George Island!

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic on St. George Island June 4. The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the St. George Island State Park, 1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island.   Advance registration is required. To register […]
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May 16, 2016
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It’s A Fishing Mecca At Okeechobee KOA

By Bob Rountree | FloridaRambler.com Driving up the east side of Lake Okeechobee, we passed dozens of run-down fishing camps on U.S. 98 after leaving the serene Dupuis Wildlife Management Area near Port Mayaka. The east side of Lake Okeechobee doesn’t have much to offer except shabby-looking fishing camps along the lake’s rim canal, so it […]
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May 16, 2016
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Bid for Bouncer to be your Captain at Blazing Mako Tournament & Festival

Highest bidder gets legendary captain to fish June 17-19 Keys event enhancing chance of winning $10,000 grand prize ISLAMORADA in the Fla. Keys, — One of the 15 offshore teams in the inaugural Blazing Mako Bonfire Tournament & Festival, June 17-19, will enhance their chances of winning by bidding on […]
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May 4, 2016
Graduates of Ladies, Let's Go Fishing South Florida University.

Novice Anglers Catch 40 lb. Grouper, Release 300 lb. Hammerhead After Taking South FL “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University April 29 – May 1

News Release By Betty Bauman | “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Women and teens learned, practiced and had a chance to tackle offshore fishing FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 5/3/2016 – Participants came from around the state to learn fishing skills at the “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” South Florida University April 29 – May […]
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May 4, 2016
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Alabama Sets Snapper Season in State Waters

By David Rainer Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Alabama has an extremely valuable resource in waters off our state’s coastline. It combines great fisheries with manmade structures to create the nation’s premier reef fish destination. The Alabama Artificial Reef Program has overseen the deployment of 15,000-plus structures in […]
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